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Amaechi Dino Melaye says no problem with ex-governor’s ministerial screening

Controversy has surrounded Amaechi’s screening following repeated postponements by the Senate.

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Senator Dino Melaye has expressed optimism that former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi will be confirmed as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria without hassle.

Controversy has surrounded Amaechi’s screening following repeated postponements by the Senate.

The governor was scheduled for screening on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, but the exercise has been shifted till Tuesday, 20.

Amaechi’s appearance was delayed due to the inability of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to submit its report on a petition filed against him.

“The committee has a one line report that the matter is in court and that in compliance with our laid down rules and regulations that any case that is undergoing judicial remedy cannot be discussed and that we have distanced ourselves from it and the report will be presented on Tuesday by the grace of God and I assure Nigerians that Amaechi, by the grace of God, will be screened on Tuesday,” Melaye said.

“And that is our resolution, because the matter is still undergoing judicial remedy, we cannot look into it. Rotimi Amaechi has no problem,” he added.

Amaechi’s nomination as minister was challenged by three senators from his state who cited corruption allegations against him.

The Senate however held that it couldn’t stop the former governor’s confirmation because the case against him was still being deliberated upon in court.

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